Ora D. Ferris, 89

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Ora Darlene Ferris, 89, of Palmyra passed away Thursday morning, May 11, 2017, at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard.

Darlene was born on Aug. 20, 1927, to Truman Robert and Ora Blanch (Bettis) Pierson in Blue Ridge, North Palmyra Township. She married Robert Henry Ferris on Jan. 4, 1946, in Carlinville, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1984. Darlene was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoyed quilting.

Darlene is survived by three daughters, Linda (Estel) Walden of Girard, Connie (Larry) Crawford of Girard, and Kathy Peters of Manchester, Tenn.; son, Richard (Pam) Ferris of Palmyra; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and seven siblings, Eileen Pierson, Viola Rothe, Virda Ross, Ralph Pierson, Ethel Kroeger, Oren Pierson, and Pearl Vance.

Visitation was held on Monday, May 15, from 9:30-11 a.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Gerald McElroy officiating. Burial took place in Girard Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Northwestern Rescue Squad.

Online condolences can be given at davisandersonfuneralhome.com.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard was in charge of arrangements.